Ocean pollutants 'have negative effect on male fertility'

Harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting sperm and fertility effects.

Jan. 12, 2021 ~5 min

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Fertility rate: 'Jaw-dropping' global crash in children being born

Nearly every country will see their populations fall as the world has fewer babies.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
July 14, 2020 ~7 min


'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
March 22, 2019 ~4 min

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IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
March 21, 2019 ~4 min

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Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time'

The boy and girl are identical on their mother's side but share only a proportion of their father's DNA.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 27, 2019 ~4 min


Sex education: Menstrual health to be taught in school by 2020

"My experience at school would be very different now," says Alice Smith, who suffers with endometriosis.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 25, 2019 ~5 min

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The breakthroughs that could save our lives

From reversing blindness and paralysis to new treatments for cancer and infertility.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
Dec. 29, 2018 ~9 min

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Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Nov. 13, 2018 ~2 min

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